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Turn your offices into a source of attraction and well-being

Employees’ welfare in the workspace is also a differential for the attraction and retention of talent.

Today, talent has high expectations for its work environment which require organizations to redesign their workspaces, favoring comfort and well-being.

The welfare of employees at the workplace or its lack affects the performance of a company.

According to a Gartner study, when employees are satisfied at their workplace:

  • Productivity 16% 16%
  • Attraction 30% 30%
  • Retention 18% 18%

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Of employees would leave their current job for another that supports them in improving their health and well-being.

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Of employees would remain in their current job because they have optimal workspaces.

Paradigm shift

People used to work for companies: today, companies work more for their employees. In the battle to get the best talent, one of the key differentials is providing an optimal workspace.

HR must envisage a dynamic office that helps employees to be more productive and creative, while taking care of their well-being. Replacing a single employee costs approximately 20% of their annual salary.

9 welfare factors of a workplace

Futureworkplace conducted a survey among more than 1,600 employees to ask them which environmental aspects of their workspace affected the most their performance, happiness and well-being. The survey concluded that employee satisfaction, commitment and organizational productivity are diminishing. The environmental factors most cited by employees were:

  • Air quality 58% 58%
  • Comfortable light 50% 50%
  • Water quality 41% 41%
  • Comfortable temperature 34% 34%
  • Office acoustics 30% 30%
  • Connection to nature 30% 30%
  • Healthy food options 26% 26%
  • Fitness facilities 16% 16%
  • Health tools based on technology 13% 13%